ACSS London Chapter
Come join us to promote sanctions awareness and create a community for sanctions professionals in London! The mission of the ACSS London Chapter will be to serve, inform, and promote sanctions professionals in the London and Greater London Area. We will hold regular events centred around hot topics in the sanctions industry that impact sanctions compliance professionals.
Every member of the Chapter is required to be a member of the ACSS as well as contribute a nominal $50 per year to the Chapter treasury (for funding its events). To discover the benefits of ACSS membership, please click here
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Chapter Chair Associate
Debevoise & Plimpton
Tom practises as an associate in Debevoise & Plimpton’s London office. His practice focuses on complex international litigation and advice, with a particular emphasis on public international law and sanctions.
Tom is the co-author of ‘Sanctions Law’, which was published in January 2019 with a view to providing an accessible overview of sanctions law across a number of different jurisdictions. He has continued to write regularly on sanctions developments, and taught a sanctions module as part of the undergraduate law course at Lund University, Sweden.
Prior to joining Debevoise, Tom practised as a barrister and was Judicial Assistant to the Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson MR at the Court of Appeal for Easter and Trinity terms 2015. Tom also worked as a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Advisory Financial EMEA Chief Sanctions Officer
Citi Jonathan joined Citibank in 2019 based in London where he has oversight responsibility for sanctions compliance matters across the EMEA region. Previously, Jonathan led the sanctions services portfolio within EY’s Financial Services Advisory practice in the U.S., supporting global financial institutions with sanctions compliance program enhancements as well as independent reviews for U.S. and UK regulatory authorities. Prior to that, Jonathan held several positions with the U.S. Government, including sanctions policy roles within the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Terrorism & Financial Intelligence.
Advisory Corporate Trade Compliance Manager
Shell International Ltd (UK) Stuart Gamester has been building and managing Ethics & Compliance processes for over 25 years in various multinational companies and also with Government Legislators, such as the Export Control Organisation and HMRC. Highly experienced in Import / Export controls, Sanctions, AML, ABC, with a UK/EU/US/Asia angle.
Stuart has developed and managed restricted party / KYC screening tools, built compliance processes and systems for trade / customs, risk assessment and management and is a qualified auditor (working with UK Government and multinational defence, pharmaceutical and oil & gas companies).
Out of work Stuart still tries to play cricket and is a Kent Cricket Club qualified coach, coaching at youth level.
Advisory Legal Partner – International Trade
Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) Daniel advises traders, shipowners, freight forwarders, insurers and brokers on a host of regulatory and compliance issues, including international trade sanctions, export controls, customs and anti-corruption legislation. He advises on all aspects of the EU and UK sanctions legislation, and he is also familiar with the application of US sanctions to non-US persons.
Daniel also advises clients on disputes arising from charter parties, sale contracts, bills of lading, marine insurance and logistics operations, and he uses that experience and expertise to provide detailed, practical advice which is tailored to clients in the commodities, shipping, logistics and marine insurance sectors.
As well as advice on dispute resolution, customs and regulatory compliance (including ways to engage effectively with HMRC and other regulators), he also advises on compliance procedures and controls which traders, ship owners, logistics companies, banks, insurers and brokers should adopt to minimise risk.
ACSS CHAPTER FAQs
Who can join an ACSS Chapter?
Anyone can join an ACSS Chapter! Our Chapters are a place for sanctions professionals to come together and form a community in the Chapter location. You must be an ACSS member in order to join a Chapter, however, you can sign up for both at once! To sign up now, click here
How much is the Chapter Membership fee?
Each member of the Chapter is required to contribute $50 to the Chapter Treasury annually for funding its events. Chapter fees are due when your ACSS membership fees are due.
How much are the Chapter Membership and ACSS Membership fees altogether?
If you are not yet an ACSS member, you can sign up for both ACSS membership and Chapter membership by clicking here. Both memberships cost $245 annually. Once you have signed up for ACSS Membership, the system will automatically ask you whether or not you also want to become a Chapter Member.
From what date does the Chapter Membership begin to run?
If you are not a member, both your ACSS membership and Chapter Membership will begin to run at the same time.
If you are a member, then your Chapter fee will be prorated in the first year depending on from when to when your particular ACSS membership runs. After the first year, your ACSS membership and Chapter memberships will renew in sync.
I'm not sure if I want to become an ACSS Member, what are the benefits?
You must be an ACSS member in order to join the Chapter. To find out about all the benefits ACSS membership has to offer, click here.